Mac laptops, Union Square SF, Hyderabad Maps office, Trump stump, Game of Thrones in Garageband, Netflix speeds


Apple reveals details of it's San Francisco Union Square store ahead of its opening,
Apple reveals details of it’s San Francisco Union Square store ahead of its opening, (Image from Apple Insider.)

MacBooks, MacBook Airs, and iPad Pros could see some of Apple’s best sales this year — The MacBook, MacBook Air, and iPad Pro could be especially bright products for Apple sales this year. Despite a declining PC (as in in “personal computer,” not just Windows systems) market, the ultramobile premium segment is on pace to achieve revenue growth this year — the only segment set to do so, according to Gartner, Inc.

Apple unveils Union Square store in San Francisco ahead of Saturday opening — Apple on Thursday revealed more details about its new Union Square outlet in San Francisco – launching on Saturday – including design features present in other recent Apple Stores, as well as some traits unique to the location.

Apple opens Maps development office in Hyderabad, India — On Tuesday Apple announced plans to establish an iOS App Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, the home of India’s startup scene. Now Apple has announced the opening of an office in Hyderabad, India, that will focus on development of Maps for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

Trump, who called for a boycott of Apple, reveals he owns over $1M in company stock — New financial documents disclosed by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reveal the brash billionaire owns a stake in Apple, despite the fact that he called for a boycott of the company over its strong security practices. [Because if he thinks it will be popular, he will say it.]

SpeedtestNetflix Launches easy to use Internet Speed Test Site — Netflix wants you to know how fast your internet connection is, so came up with its own speed test website called Fast.com. It’s a one trick pony in that you’ll see just your download speed, which makes sense considering that’s the part of your connection Netflix really cares about. What’s nice is that you don’t need to click any buttons to start or sift through ads trying to figure out how to start the test; just hit the Fast.com site and wait a few seconds while it does its thing bouncing off various Netflix servers. It works in 17 languages including Chinese and Korean (click the question mark for info and to change languages).

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